Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

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Project Support Officer (100,000 Genomes Project)

Band 4

Main area
Molecular Genetics
Band 4
Fixed Term until 31st December 2018
Job ref
£19,409 to £22,683 pa
27/03/2018 23:59

The Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust is one of the largest NHS teaching trusts in the country. It provides a wide range of general and specialist clinical services and is a base for medical education, training and research.

The Trust comprises of four hospitals - the John Radcliffe Hospital, Churchill Hospital and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre in Headington and the Horton Hospital in Banbury.

Our values, standards and behaviours define the quality of clinical care we offer and the professional relationships we make with our patients, colleagues and the wider community. We call this Delivering Compassionate Excellence and its focus is on our values of compassion, respect, learning, delivery, improvement and excellence. These values put patients at the heart of what we do and underpin the quality healthcare we would like for ourselves or a member of our family. Watch how we set out to deliver compassionate excellence via the OUH YouTube channel.

Many of our recruitment programmes use values-based interviewing to identify those who have the skills we seek, who share our values and who are able to deliver compassionate excellence from the outset. We know that this makes a significance difference to your job satisfaction and above all the outcomes and experience of our patients and their families.

For more information about our Values and Value Based Interviewing please visit  http://www.ouh.nhs.uk/about/vision-and-values/default.aspx



The 100,000 Genomes Project is a national NHS transformational programme aiming to establish a new genomic medicine service through sequencing the genomes of around 70,000 people with rare inherited diseases or cancer.   The Oxford NHS Genomic Medicine Centre (GMC) is one of 13 such centres nationwide chosen by NHS England to deliver the project at local level.

The Oxford Regional Genetics service offers integrated cytogenetic and molecular genetic investigations for a wide range of routine, specialist and complex inherited and acquired genetic disorders to patients and their families from Oxfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Swindon and Northamptonshire. The molecular genetics laboratory also provides a national and international service for a number of specialist disease areas.

We are looking for a Project support officer to join our existing Rare Disease team. This is a fixed term post to support delivery of the 100,000 Genomes Project, and will be based within the molecular genetics laboratory. We are seeking an enthusiastic, self-motivated administrator, with good organisational skills, to support recruitment of Rare Disease patients and family members. The post holder will coordinate elements of the recruitment process, act as a point of contact for clinical and laboratory staff, and work alongside the Rare Disease Project Manager to provide administrative support for a variety of additional activities as required.

Post details: Fixed term to 31/12/18, full time 37.5 hours per week, hours 9.00am to 5.00pm (Mon –Fri)

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